Christians pay consequences for opposing same-sex ‘marriage’

Christians are finding it increasingly difficult to practice their faith in the public sphere, as a number of recent cases demonstrate.

In New Mexico the Court of Appeals ruled that the refusal by a photo studio to photograph a same-sex couple is a breach of the state’s Human Rights Act, the Albuquerque Journal reported, June 5.

Catholic schools in Wales ran into trouble when they were informed they could be breaking the law by inviting their students to sign a petition protesting the government’s proposal to legalize same-sex marriage, the Telegraph newspaper reported May 9.

Free speech on the issue of homosexuality also suffered a blow when in England, Adrian Smith lost his appeal against a 2011 decision by his employer to demote him due to comments he posted on his Facebook page.

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